The Central Coast has cemented itself a place in the community radio history books.
In December 2011, Gosford/Wyong Community Radio Association Inc (consisting of Coast FM963, todayscountry94one and Radio Five-O-Plus) received $25,873 in grant funding from the Community Broadcasting Foundation to assist in the relocation of Radio Five-O-Plus from the 2GO tower to the nearby SEA FM tower, and join Coast FM963 and todayscountry94one in anantenna-sharing arrangement.
Peter Little of Coast FM963 said
“This project has brought all three stations together in more ways than one.
Representatives of each station sit around the table and discuss issues that affect the community radio sector as a whole”, he says “from the outset we worked as a team, no hidden agendas or grandstanding, it’s been brilliant.”
The project, which cost just over $45,000, has now been successfully completed with all stations happy with the overall results.
Carmel Pickup of todayscountry94one said “Whilst the stations involved have found their fortuitous broadcast area has, to some extent lessened, coverage locally has been greatly improved.”
The Community Broadcasting Foundation has advised that whilst a project of this nature is not unheard of, it is believed to be a first for a regional area and the only example of its kind in NSW.
The member stations of Gosford/Wyong Community Radio Association Inc will continue to work together to manage and maintain their shared equipment for the ongoing benefit of the Central Coast radio audience.
Peter Little (CoastFM963) Carmel Pickup (todayscountry94one) Wayne Flett (Radio Five-O-Plus)
Well it’s getting closer, that’s the Kariong Community Fun Festival Sponsored by CoastFM963 and Gosford City Council
Come along on Sunday March 17 2013 from 9:30am till 3:00pm
A wide range of entertainment for all the family
Lawrence “Lone Wolf” Baker with music from his current CD Force Of Nature
Popular club duo Slam Tango Corine and Steve Cox
Stephen Hunt with music from his CD “Listen
Sing Australia Choir
Blueprint with Chris Saxton and Lisa Eismen
Dr Goodvibe contempory blue’s music
Tommy Moeller Band
Suzie Palmer, Poet and her band
Jake Cassar, local bush tucker man and singer song writer
It’s all about bringing together the people who live, work and get training in Kariong and Somersby and surrounding area’s
The goal is to bring the community together and to appreciate the diversity of interests and activities of the people who have involvement in the area.
There’s an Art Exhibition by the Central Coast Art Society and all artist’s are invited to enter their paintings or photographs in this exhibition with an exclusive offer to those who enter see the application form for more details
Art Society Application Form
Crafts Stalls and the Kariong Fire Brigade Truck will be there and there’s rides for the kids, demonstrations from the Machinery Club, the Gosford Sailing Club, Horse Rides, a Jumping Castle and much more.
Do You Want To Be Involved
To ensure the Kariong Community Fun Festival is a success, Volunteers are wanted on the day. Be part of a fun filled day of action and enjoy a great line up of music, food and dancing.
Just call Fiona on 4340 1724 at the Kariong Neighbourhood Centre.
FRIDAY MAY 31 2013
Come along to the Avoca Beach Picture theatre for a fun night at the post premiere of The Great Gatsby. An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await. Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire.
Meet Coastfm presenters before the movie with fruit and cheese platters served from 7:00pm, Raffle tickets with champagne, wine and other prizes. The movie is planned to commence at 7:45pm
All funds raised will go towards our equipment fund helping us stay on the air.
Hurry our last Fundraiser held at the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre was a sell out!
Tickets are $20 for a single and $36 for a double and are available from the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre telephone 4382 1777
You may even see a real Gatsby Rolls Royce on display!
29 JUNE 2013
Q) Where will you be on Saturday June 29? A) Gosford Public School where CoastFM are holding Another fabulous trivia night on Saturday 29 June at 7pm, commencing at 7:30pm sharp at the
Gosford Public School; All the Usual hilarious general knowledge questions with great Hamper prizes for the Tables of 8. Coin tosses, Spoon races, Trivia, Trivia and more Trivia. It’s BYO drinks with tea, coffee, cake, biscuits and the prizes provided by us. Tickets are just . $10.00 per person. Contact our reception staff to arrange your table or individual tickets. See You There!
Coast FM 963 Rock n Roll Dance Party No 3 Saturday 24th August At The Davistown RSL Club With Another Great Rock N Roll Band. Featuring the band "ON THE PROWL" & DJ GEORGE HOUNDOG GALEA Don't Miss Out Our Last Coast FM 963 Rock n Roll Dance Party Was A Great Success With All Tickets SOLD OUT!! Call Davistown RSL To Book Your Tickets NOW!!!